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Enchey Monastery

The name Enchey Monastery means “ Solitary Monastery” is an important seat of the Nyingma Order, is built  with the blessed by Lama Drupto Karbo. This monastery was built with an intention that no other construction would be allowed of its vicinity.

Lama Drupto Karbo, a tantrik master for his power of flying is said to have flown in from Meanam Hill in South Sikkim around 200 hundred years ago and built a hermitage on the spot. Later during the reign of Sikyong Tulku in 1901, the present monastery was built in the shape of a Chinese Pagoda. This 200 yrs old Gompa is the residence of 90 monks who belong to the Nyingma Order. Enchey Monastery has in its premises  splendid images of Gods, Goddess and a number of religious objects.

Every year a Puja is held in the Monastery on the 18th and 19th day of the 12th Month of Lunar calendar. In January “ Chaam” or religious masked dances is performed for two days with a great fanfare.

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